Climate zone: The northern part of Tajikistan is located in the temperate climatic zone, while the southern part is subtropical.
The climate in Tajikistan widely corresponds to the German weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from November to March.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Tajikistan
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 12 years
The hottest temperature measured from 2007 to December 2019 was reported by the Parkhar weather station. In July 2013 the record temperature of 43.6 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 12 weather stations in Tajikistan below 3580 metres altitude, was recorded in 2007 with an average temperature of 27.4 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 20.8 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 33.7 °C.
The coldest day in these 12 years was reported by the weather station Khorog. Here the temperature dropped to -25.2 °C in January 2017. Khorog lies at an altitude of 2075 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 2014 with an average temperature of -1.2 °C. In Tajikistan, it is usual to have about 2.5 degrees more at 1.3 °C for this three-month period.